Saturday, December 10, 2016
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Getting ready for this weekend's Christmas in the Village celebration. There will be a craft sale, carolers, horse drawn rides, hot soup and cookies served in the town hall, and Santa Clause will visit the library. A photographer will be on hand to take free pictures of children w/ Santa. The boy scouts run various free games for children among the book stacks. The library set up a second display case earlier this year for their permanent displays. The Friends of the Library group have temporarily removed the permanent items and are showing lots of old toys. I found the contrast of toy soldiers from WWI and toy soldiers from WWII interesting. Think it's the knitting club that meets at the library that decided to make a mitten and cap tree. All of the volunteers have been instructed that if a child checks out a book they may go to the tree and take something off it for themselves. What a great idea!
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Slept in until 5:30 this morning. Made breakfast, sat on the couch w/ a warm throw and watched "University Place" on TV. It's a PBS show which features state university lectures on various subjects. Today's topic was Livestock Handling. (Almost like being at work.) This lecturer had done a study on dairy and beef farms to see if there was a correlation between how people rate on the Myers-Briggs compared to how good they are instinctively at handling cattle. She went through what behavior factors they were looking for in the animals, how "blind" the test was, what kind of tests they did, etc. Her testing showed people scoring high as Introvert and Thinking on a Myers-Briggs test did better handling animals. She stressed this only meant that the others might need a bit more training but shouldn't be disqualified from these kind of jobs. The talk was all very interesting but I couldn't agree w/ her conclusions if only for the fact that they ran their tests on less than 20 people. Too small a sample for this kind of environment. Still ... interesting that I scored high on both Introvert and Thinking.